Monthly Archives: March 2014

Diospyros kaki as bonsai

The Japanese Persimmon is another great Mame bonsai as it packs a punch in a small form with bright orange fruits. It originates from China and is also called the Kaki Persimmon and Asian Persimmon.

Malus as bonsai

Apples make great bonsai subject to which species you select and one recommended would be Malus x Zumi which is a cross between Malus baccata var mandshurica and Malus sieboldii.

Ficus fantastic

If you are looking for a superb tropical bonsai to keep indoors in the UK you cannot go far wrong with a Ficus, they are great and provide all year round interest and green in the home. They are also commonly used on Office environments to bring the outside inside and provide a pleasant and… Read more »

Bonsai Weekend with Sutton Bonsai Society

Date for your diary is the 15th and 16th March 2014 where Sutton Bonsai Society presents a mix of plant sales, displays and care information for beginners through to experts at Royal Horticultural Society Garden at Wisley. The Sutton Bonsai Club is also offering a re-potting and styling service (from £5 per tree). Bring your bonsai trees… Read more »

Lodder BV open weekend

For anybody that wants to visit Lodder BV this is a very good opportunity for a great show and lots of bargains. This year the ‘Lodder’s open days’ will be the weekend of 8th and 9th of March. There will be many stands of Japanese arts and crafts, Sushi lovers will get their money’s worth. On Saturday… Read more »

Into the world of bonsai pots

When you start the hobby of bonsai there are so many aesthetic elements to absorb as well as enjoy that it can appear quite daunting at first but do not be daunted, have some fun and enjoy the journey.  

Swindon Bonsai Winter Image Show

Thank you to all who helped to put on the show from the visitors, exhibitors, traders, clubs and societies, raffle prize donators, Swindon Club members and the centre staff to name but a few.